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Parkers Heritage Collection

Classic Cowboy Night Cap

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@MaltActivistReview by @MaltActivist

27th Feb 2013


Parkers Heritage Collection
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This was one of my earlier purchases and I hadn't tasted it in a long time. I just remembered that it was good. How good? I had totally forgotten!

The nose is a massive burst of vanilla, coconut, leather and burnt toast. Just like a good bourbon should be. But what sets this one apart is the crisp intensity of each aroma. Add to this a beautiful mix of ground coffee, a slice of chocolate cake, fresh tobacco and cardamom and you invariably reach for the non-existant six shooter by your side!

The taste is as explosive as the nose with caramel, vanilla, orange liqueur and big cinnamon playing a country song on your palate. Oaky honey and maple syrup cascade in next to round off a lip smacking delivery.

As the long, oily and spicy finish hints of boiled sweets and cigar box you can't help but salivate at the thought of the next sip.

A must-have winter night dram - preferably out in the open fields.

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Rantavahti commented

Mouth watering review, I've been keen on giving bourbon a chance in my single malt covered world and this has been one of the candidates. I guess I'll have try it at some point.

11 years ago 0

MaltActivist commented

@Rantavahti Thanks for taking the time out to read my review. This one is an absolute cracker - a must have.

You may also subscribe to my blog maltactivist.com where I have many more reviews on other bourbons


11 years ago 0

Pudge72 commented

Great review, but what edition of the PHC has been reviewed here, and what is the abv? I have the 4th edition (10 yr old, wheated bourbon at cask strength (62% abv or so, iirc), which is awesome) and an unopened bottle of the 5th edition (10 yr old rye bourbon @ 50% abv, finished in cognac casks for 3-6 months)that I am really looking forward to opening. My understanding is that the mashbill for the 5th is the same as what is picked for Evan Williams Single Barrel releases at basically the same age, only issued at the higher abv (EWSB is 43%), with the extra cognac cask finishing.

11 years ago 0

MaltActivist commented

@Pudge72 I've reviewed the 5th edition -- I suggest you open it when you have a couple of hours all to your self. I'm surprised that the mashbill is the same as the EWSB. I'll have to look that up. If that's the case then I guess the Cognac cask really made the difference!

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